Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai made headlines on Monday after reports of him enrolling his son, Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai in a public school hit the internet.
The governor, alongside his wife, enrolled their son into Capital School Malali, Kaduna State.
Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai has today enrolled as a Primary One pupil of Kaduna Capital School pic.twitter.com/VPjpn9PlMW
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) September 23, 2019
According to the statement by the state government, “Reforming the Education sector in Kaduna is a continuing struggle against decades of neglect. But the el-Rufai govt has a strong commitment to fix public education and raise the standard of public schools so that private education will become only a luxury.”
Some Nigerians have commended the governor for leading by example while some others believe that love is political.
See some of their reactions below
So, whether or not El-Rufai renovated the school is not the point. The point is he now has an extra interest in the public school system in Kaduba beyond being the governor; his own child’s future is tied to its success. A win-win for Kaduna pupils & students! https://t.co/zdA6TWOBqJ
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) September 23, 2019
Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-rufai and his wife took his son to public school for registration @ Kaduna Capital school.
Whether he did that with good intention or Sakamaje, this is extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/xtBJVfLHc5
— Demilade Oladele (@DemiladeOladel1) September 23, 2019
You people need to sit this one out. El-rufai got this one. Whether he did it for politics is not the issue.
He claims he is revamping public schools in Kaduna, he has gone ahead to register his own child in a public school. If it’s paining you, ask your governor to do same.
— Karo (@Karovoni) September 23, 2019
I heard the governor @elrufai registered his ward to join children of the poor. That’s what we expected and it is a laudable and commendable effort. It is our hope that the governor will compel other high profile individuals to embrace same (public) spirit pic.twitter.com/pdeAx50mpE
— REACTOR 19 (@reactor19) September 23, 2019
— Sani Rabo (@SanniRabo) September 23, 2019
The step taken by @elrufai is in the right direction; in order that the confidence of the people may be restored in public schools.
My late grandfather Shehu Shagari sent his children to public schools even as President. But so much has changed since then.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) September 23, 2019